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Business by numbers can dull creativity of workforce

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16 hour(s) ago

Companies lack the capacity to extract ‘valuable insight and predictive analytics from masses of customer data’, writes Lorenzo Fioramonti

THE INSIDER: SA’s new deal with Cuba contains plastic promise

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16 hour(s) ago

Readers should — and probably will — have their own views on whether SA should be giving economic assistance to what some believe to be a pariah state

LETTER FROM LONDON: Europe is in denial about legacy of colonialism

16 hour(s) ago

The feeling is that the UK shies away from addressing racial faultlines head on, despite several reports of institutional racism in the public sector, writes Marvin Meintjies

Move on up into 2014 — the era of the packed stadium is over

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14 hour(s) ago

Cricket has been wringing its hands and pining for two decades now, and it’s time it grew up and accepted that the relationship is over, writes Neil Manthorp

CPI the right gauge for home dispossession

President Jacob Zuma opens the exhibition Reversing the Legacy of the Natives' Land Act of 1913: In Commemoration of the Natives' Land Act of 1913, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.  Picture: GCIS
1 day(s) ago

Erwin Rode looks at how fair compensation for apartheid property losses should be calculated

Worshippers’ desire to part with their cash is no sin

16 hour(s) ago

Trudi Makhaya: In a world that encourages the monetisation of celebrity, beauty or race, why are we surprised when pastors and ministers decide to monetise their spiritual leadership?

Much to be done to arrest decline in Zimbabwe

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16 hour(s) ago

A year after Zanu (PF)’s election victory and the formation of a new government, Zimbabwe’s politics and economy are increasingly precarious, writes Piers Pigou

After years of glory, Nafcoc has only division to show

15 hour(s) ago

Nafcoc needs to chart a way forward for finding a way to create the black industrialists espoused by Zuma, writes Phakamisa Ndzamela

Internet insight on investing

15 hour(s) ago

James Montier says investment management resembles, sadly, another old profession. Ancient alchemy, with its promises to turn lead into gold

SA must find peace over Nigeria calamity

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1 day(s) ago

We must find ways to protect the true believer from those who have created a God who has an insatiable appetite for money, power and the blood of the innocent, writes Aubrey Matshiqi


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UNEMBARGOED: Relentless advance of political thuggery

1 day(s) ago

Many an institution that should have acted as a bulwark against political thuggery and bad decision-making won’t be worth the paper their names will be written on, writes Songezo Zibi

Ebola’s worst effect may be on struggling nations’ economies

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1 day(s) ago

Long-term fallout will be evident only once the contagion is brought under control, writes Dianna Games

ON THE WATER: Is it World War Z, or is it the news?

1 day(s) ago

In the liberal democratic way, it is unacceptable to force enlightenment down people’s throats, writes Neels Blom

Meyer spoiled for a choice with the right mix

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1 day(s) ago

Springboks have never before had such balance in squad selections when it comes to experience and youth, writes Mark Keohane

EFF is living up to its promise of unsettling ANC

4 day(s) ago

EFF pledge on campaign trail was that, if it was elected, Parliament and South African politics would never be the same again, writes Natasha Marrian

Nuclear deal could return to haunt Zuma, ANC

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4 day(s) ago

Content of nuclear power co-operation framework agreement between SA and Russia remains unknown but could nevertheless come back to haunt Jacob Zuma, writes Anthony Butler

TWEET OF THE WEEK: Radioactive governance

4 day(s) ago

ANC has no interest in running deal through legislature because it cannot trust its own majority to feign best democratic practice, writes Gareth van Onselen

ANTON HARBER: Fear of our dark depths keeps Farlam in shadows

5 day(s) ago

For the most part, we have seen more coverage given to what some of the lawyers are charging than the crucial evidence at the Faralm commission, writes Anton Harber

THE INSIDER: ‘Rocking chair’ broadside should amuse Godsell

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5 day(s) ago

Bobby Godsell will probably be amused to hear that some believe he is spending his retirement years rocking back and forth with a cat on his lap

Relentless advance of political thuggery

1 day(s) ago

Many an institution that should have acted as a bulwark against political thuggery and bad decision-making won’t be worth the paper their names will be written on, writes Songezo Zibi

GAVIN KEETON: Job disparities according to race are alarming

2 day(s) ago

Imperative for dramatically improved schooling could not be presented more starkly, writes Gavin Keeton

Is Jacob Zuma a dictator?

1 day(s) ago

Eleven examples of the president’s behaviour shed light on the question, writes Gareth van Onselen

THICK END OF THE WEDGE: Russian nuclear is not as scary as Jacob Zuma is

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4 day(s) ago

Peter Bruce wonders if President Jacob Zuma and his new energy minister are capable of resisting immediate pressures to secure a great long-term electricity deal for SA

SA is more like Putin’s Russia than Brown’s UK

5 day(s) ago

The peripheries of both regimes are littered with curiously elected political munchkins peddling whopping conspiracy theories in defence of their respective Number Ones, writes Simon Lincoln Reader

THE INSIDER: Hakskeenpan gets into fast lane to world fame

The innovative cockpit of the Bloodhound SSC land speed record car. Picture: STEFAN MARJORAM
4 day(s) ago

The UK’s Bloodhound team will attempt to smash the world land speed record there next year

SA needs frank evaluation of SME environment

5 day(s) ago

ZAMA NDLOVU: We need to think more carefully about what needs to change to raise the success rates of small and medium-sized businesses in SA, writes Zama Ndlovu

LAW MATTERS: Trauma and pain of those left behind at Marikana

5 day(s) ago

Marikana families tell their stories of the lives of rock-drill operators — their aspirations, their determination to fight for a living wage, writes Franny Rabkin

Our brains deceive us in dangerous ways

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6 day(s) ago

Evolutionary adaptations have ensured even the most rational brain is prone to lapses in evaluating evidence. Leon Louw looks at some of the common pitfalls

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